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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Kinnick Sisters



Treasure Chest Thursday - Kinnick Sisters

Thanks to our Fletcher cousins for sharing this excellent turn-of-the-century family photo.


Kinnick Sisters

Sue Lyon (Nov 1851-1926)- Maggie Weise (Feb 1851-1903)
Sarah Anne Richmond (1836-1914) - Catherine Fletcher (1842-1927)

These are four daughters of
Walter W. Kinnick (1810-1853) and Susanna (Susan) Schwyhart Kinnick (1809-1884)


Families are Forever!  ;-)
Note: Simultaneous posting here and on Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Wordless (nearly) Wednesday

Leo and Ida's 75th Wedding Anniversary

October 17, 2012


Daughter, Kathy (Kathleen), just sent out the above, on Oct 2 (earlier, today, as I write this)
I had the following two photos picked out to share, earlier, from 25 years ago, on their 50th!
Here they are, in Tucson, from left, Kathy, Karen, Ida Marie, Leo, Karla and Kelton. Neat!


Here is our daughter, Allison, the same day, playing with Karla's two daughter, Kari and Andrea (the three of them all now live in the Chicago area). Leo and Ida are in Pella, near Kathy.



Families are forever!  ;-)
Note: Simultaneous posting here and at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 25, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 25, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Saturday, September 25:

Made out bills. Not so tired. To town at nite with Helen. Home at 10:00.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, September 25:

Made out bills. Really not very tired. Angela McLaughlin real sick. Jean K. home. Home & cleaned upstairs. To town with Leo. With Helen. Home at 10:00.

My comments: Didn't get home until 4:00 in the morning… not tired… How does that work?? ;-)


NOTE TO READERS: This will be the last post in this series.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, September 24, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 24, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 24, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Friday, September 24:

Started on bills again. Typed them. Went to Ball game & dance at Carroll. Helen came home. Negro orchestra. Good time.

Here is the long entry for Friday, September 24:

At plant all day. Started making out the bills on the Typewriter. Home with Dad at nite. Washed my hair & got ready for the dance. Pete came before I was ready. Went to Ball game first. Carroll beat 13-6. Good game. Helen & Elmer there. To dance afterward. Mat Towle negro orchestra. Really good. Didn't get home till nearly 4:00.

My comments: Interesting dance… stayed very late!  ;-)



Read about the football game [Click to see larger image]:

http://coonrapids.advantage-preservation.com/document/coon-rapids-enterprise-1937-10-01-page-1



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 23, 1937



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 23, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Thursday, September 23:

At Mr. B's again. Dad & I went to a play at school. I went with Lizzie.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, September 23:

At plant in morning & Mr. Browning in pm. At nite Dad & I went to play given at the School House. With Liz. It was really pretty good.

My comments: Interesting she was working for Mr. Browning for a couple of days when work need was low at the Light Plant!  ;-) And, that was important enough to mention in her diary...  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 22, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 22, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Wednesday, September 22:

Warm. Typed for Mr. B. Pete & I in town at nite.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, September 22:

Started out warm. Worked for Mr. Browning all pm. Home with Dad. Ate late. Pete came at 8:00. Parked in front of Garst's. With Edith & Erna awhile. Home early.

My comments: Today I am using an image of the Garst Store that appeared earlier in 1937 in the Coon Rapids Enterprise (Februay 19, 1937, p.1), for your reading pleasure [Click the image for an enlarged view].



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, September 21, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 21, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 21, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Tuesday, September 21:

Have a cold. All but Leo home. Sat outside & got mosquito bitten.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, September 21:


Have kind of a cold. Hard for me to talk. Mr. Charles gone most of day. Home at 5:30. Leo at Bank Nite. Rest of us sat outdoors & got mosquito bitten and then all went in & took baths.

My comments: Why didn't they go back inside earlier????  …  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 20, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 20, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Monday, September 20:

Tired. Elmer home for dinner. To bed early at nite.

Here is the long entry for Monday, September 20:


Tired most of day. Wonder why!  Elmer out home for dinner. Helped Leo shock. Home early at nite. Rode the bike, ate late, took a bath & went to bed. Listened to Fibber & Molly. Tramp going down the road. Sheep got out.

My comments: My, my… more going on than would guess from first entry!  ;-)

Would Leo have been using twine to shocked corn?? Twine around the middle keeps it up! ;-)



Source of image: www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/introsheets/cornshocks.pdf



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 19, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 19, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Sunday, September 19:

Up early. Pasted pictures. Out to Helen's in pm. Made ice cream. Bill sick. "Riding on Air." To Cafe with H & E.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, September 19:

Up early. Got work done in good time. Ate at 12:00. Cleaned up, pasted pictures in photo books all pm. out to Helen's after negatives. Got ice & went home and made ice cream. Cleaned up & ate. Pete came about 7:45. Bill sick. "Riding On Air." To Cafe With Helen & Elmer.

My comments: "Riding on Air" was a 1937 American film starring Joe E. Brown.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 18, 1937



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 18, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Saturday, September 18:

Off all pm. To town at nite. With Helen. Home at 10:00.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, September 18:

Worked in morning but got off all afternoon. Went home, washed my hair & cleaned up stairs. Washed out a few things. Went to town with Leo & Buzzy. Ran around with Helen. Home at 10:00.

My comments: Getting back into her routine at home, it seems. Apparently knew Pete would not be in town.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, September 17, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 17, 1937



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 17, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Friday, September 17:

Adding. Pete came & went to game at Guthrie. Had lunch at Textor's Cafe.

Here is the long entry for Friday, September 17:

Worked on adding machine all day. Out home for dinner. Helen Jensen fixed my hair at Jennies. Ate, took a bath & went up stairs & laid down. Pete came at 7:30. Left for game at Guthrie. They beat 14-0. Came to Coon & had lunch at Textor's Cafe.

My comments: Front page of the Coon Rapids Enterprise the following week with loss to Guthrie:

http://coonrapids.advantage-preservation.com/document/coon-rapids-enterprise-1937-09-24-page-1

[Click on image to see larger image]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 16, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 16, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Thursday, September 16:

Adding.  To Carroll in pm. Shopped & saw "The Road Back." Bed early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, September 16:

Worked on the adding machine most of the morning. In pm. went to Carroll alone. Got new dress, shoes, purse, underwear, shoes, socks, & saw "The Road Back." Home about 6:30. Cold again. Had a late supper. To bed early.

My comments: She sound totally bored, to me. Yes, she listed shoes twice - did she get two pairs of shoes?  ;-)

"The Road Back" was a 1937 drama starring, among others, Slim Summerville, Andy Devine, and Noah Beery, Jr. Wikipedia says: "The novel on which the film is based was banned during Nazi rule. When the film was made, Universal Pictures was threatened with a boycott of all their films by the German government unless the anti-Nazi sentiments in the script were watered down."

IMDb says: "After World War I, a group of former German soldiers try to adjust to civilian life."


Noah Beery, Jr. (1913-1994)

Fashion ad from the Coon Rapids Enterprise this week:
http://coonrapids.advantage-preservation.com/document/coon-rapids-enterprise-1937-09-24-page-8


 Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 15, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 15, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Wednesday, September 15:

Took things home. Cold. Pete came. Watched show at Park. Hunting for twine. Home early.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, September 15:

Ate breakfast at Mrs. Wever's. Out home to dinner and supper. Took all my things home. Really cold at nite. Washed by hair. Ate late. Pete came at 8:00. Watched picture show at Park. Got groceries, hunted all over for twine. Home early.

My comments: I have to wonder what kind of twine they were looking for and what it was to be used for. When I was growing up on the farm, twine was used in the hay baler, but I don't think that would have been the use that far back. Must have had something to do with harvesting, however. Any ideas?  ;-)





Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, September 14, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 14, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 14, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Tuesday, September 14:

Bk. Nite. To bed early. Decided to quit staying here.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, September 14:

Went to Bk. Nite and to bed early. Paid Mrs. Wever off. Not going to stay any more.

My comments: Eileen must have "owed her" something. She never says any more.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 13, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 13, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Monday, September 13:

Mrs. Wever's all nite. Posted.

Here is the long entry for Monday, September 13:

Stayed at Mrs. Wever's all nite again. To bed early. Posted all day.

My comments: …what more can I say…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 12, 1937



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 12, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Sunday, September 12:

Up early. Pete & Ida here for dinner. To Lund's afterwards. Rode in Lund's car. Flat tire. Pete's stomach ached.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, September 12:

Up early. Cleaned the whole house & cleaned up myself. Pete & Ida Marie came for dinner. Went over to Lund's afterwards. Went riding in Lund's car. Had flat tire. Ate supper at Lund's. Home & cleaned up & in town to show. Pete's stomach ached from too much variety of food.

My comments: Ate dinner at Kinnick's place and then supper at Lund's place. Too much Danish food, sounds like! Or, simply too much! Her comments are most interesting. Even forgot to record the name of the movie…  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 11, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 11, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Saturday, September 11:

Totalling. Home to supper. In to town. With Pete. To Artesian Well.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, September 11:

Doing totals on adding machine most of day. Went home for supper. Came back in. With Pete. Out at Artesian Well & all north of town. Came in and did shopping & went home early.

My comments: Does anyone know for sure what location she refers to a "Artesian Well?" I sounds like that was a well known place. She has mentioned in earlier posts, as well. Thanks for any comment!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, September 10, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 10, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 10, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Friday, September 10: 

Really busy. To bed early.

Here is the long entry for Friday, September 10: 

Last day to pay bills and were we ever busy as the dickens. Everyone came in. Went home from work late & went to bed early.

My comments: Oh, now I see. When she is working hard and tired out does not make 'great diary reading.' That occurs when she is frivolous and 'having fun!' May she have 'more fun' more often!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 9, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 9, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Thursday, September 9: [bold]

Tired at nite so I went to bed early. QUite cold out.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, September 9: [bold]

Ate at Mrs. Wevers. Tired at note so I just did dishes, cleaned up and went to bed early. Really quite cold out.

My comments: Weather report most interesting part…  ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 8, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 8, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Wednesday, September 8:

Out home for supper. Washed hair. Pete came. Did shopping. Home early.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, September 8:

Still collecting bills. Ate at Mrs. Wever's at Noon but went out home for supper. Washed my hair, Pete came late. Keen nite out. Went in to town, did a little shopping & went home early.

My comments: -  -  -   ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, September 7, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 7, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 7, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


 Here is the short entry for Tuesday, September 7: [bold]

Mailed out some of bills. Ate at Church Supper with Dad. To show with Prissy. "Career Woman."

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, September 7: [bold]

Mailed our remainder of bills. Busy collecting all day. Ate at Church Supper with Dad. "Prissy & I to Bk Nite. "Career Woman." Good show.

My comments: "Career Woman" was a 1936 film starring Clair Trevor, Michael Whalen, and Isabel Jewell.

[1954 Photo from The High and the Mighty]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Trevor


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 6, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 6, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Monday, September 6:

Collecting bills. Home 'till dark. Cleaned up & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Monday, September 6:

Busy collecting light bills. Council meeting nite. Had to stay late. Didn't get home 'till almost dark. Ate late, did dishes, cleaned up & went to bed early.

My comments: Wonder why she mentioned the Council meeting? City Council now her 'boss' I suppose. Interesting, nonetheless.  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 5, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 5, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Sunday, September 5:

Out home in P.M. Rode around with Edith & Lenore till 5:00. Pete & I to "7th Heaven." Good.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, September 5:

Up kind of late. Mrs. Wever to S.S. & ch. I stayed home. Called Leo in pm. & he came after me. Folks at Louise's. Rode bike over to Lund's. Took car & rode with Lenore, Edith & Helen 'till 5:00. Came & ironed & cleaned up. Pete came at 8:00 & we went to the show "Seventh Heaven." Really grand.

My comments: "Seventh Heaven" was an American romantic drama film released in 1937 starring Simone Simon and James Stewart.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_Heaven_%281937_film%29

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 4, 1937



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 4, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Saturday, September 4:

Downtown with Helen J. In town all nite. Home to bed early. Didn't see Pete.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, September 4:

Didn't get home till late. Cleaned up & went down town. Walked around with Helen Jensen. Kinda cold out. Pete didn't come to town so I went home to bed real early.

My comments: Another really exciting Saturday night…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, September 3, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 3, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 3, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Friday, September 3:

Pete & Elmer stopped at the Plant & said we'd go to Carroll. Not many there so we came home at intermission.

Here is the long entry for Friday, September 3:

Pete & Elmer stopped at the light plant & said we were going to Carroll to the dance at nite so we did. Had a good time. Not hardly anyone there so we left at Intermission. Home in good time.

My comments: Good to see that Eileen is working at the Light Plant, again, first of the new month. We all kind of wondered about that… she had been silent, it seemed… just assumed. Pete obviously not much involved in farming, except for daily chores.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 2, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 2, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


Here is the short entry for Thursday, September 2:

Millsagle set my hair. Mrs. Wever sewing. To bed late.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, September 2:

Had Miss Millslagle set my hair & she did a good job on it, too. Mrs. Wever sewing on the back porch. To bed about 11:30.

My comments:
"Set hair" "Sewing" … not much to work with here…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 1, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - September 1, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.



Here is the short entry for Wednesday, September 1:

Pet didn't know where to find me. Sat on Main St. Emery's garage burned & H. Teter accident.
[added below: Howard Teter. Mrs. 'Youngs' Dad (Bill Young)]

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, September 1:

Forgot to tell Pete I was staying here & he didn't know where to go. Says I never tell him anything. Sat across from Lunds 'till 9:30 & then went riding. Emery's garage burned & Howard Teter ran in the ditch. Really some excitement.

My comments: Wonder if these 'excitements' will make the Enterprise this week in 75 Years Ago column…  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 31, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 31, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 31, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Tuesday, August 31:

To Bk. Nite with folks. Home early

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, August 31:

Went to bank nite with the folks. Home real early. Went right to bed.

My comments: She must have been tired listening to Mrs. Weaver talk, do you suppose? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 30, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 30, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Monday, August 30:

Started staying at Mrs. Wever's. Nice place. She talks too much. To bed early.

Here is the long entry for Monday, August 30:

Started staying at Mrs. Wever's. Slept on the front porch all nite. It's a nice place but she talks too much. Too bed early.

My comments: Assume this is Mary E. Weaver, 79, in 1940 U.S. Census, Widowed, born in Illinois, lived in the same house at 319-1st Street in Coon Rapids, Iowa, in 1935 (per Ancestry.com image).


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 29, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 29, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Sunday, August 29:

Pete & Helen out home in pm. Over to Lund's. Rode around. Pete did chores. Helen & I made ice cream. She went to the show with us.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, August 29:

Did some washing & ironing. Pete & Helen out home. Went over to Lund's in pm. Rode in to town & back again. Pete home to do chores. Helen & I made ice cream. She was out home for supper. Went to the show with us. "Slim." Really good electrician show.

My comments: "Slim" was a 1937 movie starring Pat O'Brien and Henry Fonda. A farmer in Ohio becomes fascinated by a crew of linemen erecting transmission towers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_%28film%29



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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 28, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 28, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Saturday, August 28:

Pete called from Lund's at noon. Grand to see him. Elmer sick so Pete helped at station at nite. Telling all about trip. Photograph Bk.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, August 28:

 Pete called from Lund's at noon & I went over. Did it ever seem grand to be together again. Elmer was sick so Pete worked at the station until 9:30. Did shopping & we went home. Told all about the trip. Pete didn't say a word for 70 miles. Just like him. Brought me a keen photograph book.

My comments: Do you also sense relief that Pete got home, safe and sound? ;-)

Interesting to read that Pete worked at "the station" - that would be Lund's creamery station where folks brought their excess milk, cream and eggs - especially on Saturday night.

I have a related photo from a number of years later, but I am confident the process was still the same, since I do have memories of going to "Lund's station" with our produce on Saturday nights.

This photo has Dad on the left, beside the milk can, in the back of a truck. I don't know the others, and I don't know whose truck, but it fits with the story!  The truck is sitting in our driveway, our tank and barn in the background. The dog on the ground is our "Whitey" and that may be my next younger brother in the truck, the smaller one. If so, it would date this about late 1940s.

[I think this is the only photo of this period where I don't know who it is.
Happy to hear from viewer who think they can identify these neighbors!]


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Monday, August 27, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 27, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 27, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Friday, August 27:

Home at nite. Tho't maybe boys would come.

Here is the long entry for Friday, August 27:

Stayed home at nite. Edith L. thought maybe the boys would come but they didn't

My comments: Didn't do anything else all day and night??? …  ???  ;-)



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Sunday, August 26, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 26, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 26, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Thursday, August 26:

Helen out home. Went skating at nite. Harvest Festival crowd.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, August 26:

 Letter & card from the boys. Home Saturday. Helen out again at nite. Went skating with Helen J., Smoky T,. and a lot of others. There was really a good crowd for a change.

My comments: Still don't know where "the boys went" - don't know if we ever will! 





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Lyle Sievers Obituary


Lyle Sievers Obituary

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, March 10, 1988:

Services held for Lyle Sievers

Funeral services for Lyle Sievers, 64, were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), March 10, 1988, as the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating.

Lyle died at his home south of Coon Rapids on Monday, March 7 following a lengthy illness with cancer.

Pat Schwartz served as organist and accompanied Marcia Young in vocal selections.

Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery south of Coon Rapids with military honors by Gurney Parker Post #357 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5554.

Carrying the casket were Kenny Knudsen, Deah Herron, Ric Hilgenberg, Tom Sievers, Larry Hilgenberg and Robert Rattenborg. Serving as honorary casketbearers were Ron Herron, Richard Knudson, Joe Sievers, Tim HIlgenberg, Thomas Nelsen and Glen Knight.

A prayer service was held a 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 9, at Olde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids.

LYLE HOWARD SIEVERS

Lyle was born March 7, 1924 in  Manning, Iowa, the son of Peter Herman and Mary Barnes Sievers. He and his family moved south of Coon Rapids in 1934. He attended school at Union Township and Bayard. Lyle served his country in the Navy during World War II. When he returned home, he worked at Kretzinger Implement in Coon Rapids as a farm machinery mechanic.

On July 21, 1949, he was united in marriage with Shirley Ann Herron at the Methodist Church in Des Moines. To this union three children were born: Robert Dean, Kathleen Ann and Donna Marie.

They live in Coon Rapids for a year and a half when they moved to a farm south of Coon Rapids until 1959 when they moved to their present home. Lyle's greatest pleasures in life were his family, grandchildren, farming and the outdoors.

Lyle was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids.

Lyle was diagnosed with cancer in the latter part of January, 1987. He passed away at his home on March 7, 1988 at the age of 64 years.

He was preceded in death by his father in March of 1978.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Shirley of Coon Rapids; and the following children and grandchildren: Robert Sievers and his wife, Cindy and their children Stacey, Shane and Shayla of Granger, Iowa; Kathleen Hite and her husband, Terry, of Madrid, Iowa: and Donna Drees and her husband, Thomas and their daughter, Cassandra Marie of Carroll, Iowa; by his mother, Mary Esther, of the Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids; two sisters: Beatrice Knudsen of Bayard and Ila Knudsen and her husband, Nels, of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Merlin and his wife, Claribel, of Coon Rapids; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Lyle and Shirley (Herron) Sievers were active members of the "Kinnick Cousins" - grandchildren of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) Kinnick. Shirley was a daughter of Wilson and Lucile (Kinnick) Herron of the Coon Rapids, Iowa area.

[This obituary published at both the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories and The KINNICK Project blogs]


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Saturday, August 25, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 25, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 25, 1937


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.



[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Wednesday, August 25:

Helen & I went to "Woke Up & Live." Catholic's Festival.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, August 25:

 Helen came after me at nite & we came in and saw "Wake Up and Live." It really was grand. Up to Old Settlers Picnic awhile. Cards from the boys.

My comments: Short and sweet!

"Wake Up and Live" was a 1937 Fox musical film directed by Sidney Lanfield and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The movie starred Walter Winchell (as himself), Ben Bernie and Alice Faye and was based upon the self-help bestseller by Dorothea Brande.




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